Redmi 5 vs Lenovo K8 Plus Comparison of Specs Features and Pros Cons

Updated on 2017-12-10 by Shivam Setia

Redmi 5 vs lenovo k7 plus comparison

Lenovo K8 plus was one of the first budget smartphones with a dual rear camera, while Redmi 5 is one of the first budget smartphones to have a bezel-less display.

Let's take a look at Redmi 5 vs Lenovo K8 Plus complete detailed comparison of features, pros cons and Specs.

1. Design & Display

Redmi 5 comes with a 5.7-inch HD+ bezel-less display(18:9 aspect ratio) with 720p resolution while the Lenovo K8 Plus holds a 5.2 inch Full HD display with 1080p resolution. Redmi 5 looks better but the quality of the display is certainly better in Lenovo K8 Plus.

The build of both the phones is solid and good given the budget price range.

2. SOC/Processor Comparison

Redmi 5 is powered by Qualcomm 625 while Lenovo K8 Plus is powered by MediaTek Helios P25. Though the Helios P25 has higher Antutu Benchmark score of approx 63000 compared to Antutu Score of 55000 on Redmi 5, the performance is expected to be similar as P25 is not the most efficient processor around.

3. RAM & Storage Comparison

Lenovo K8 Plus comes in a single variant of 3GB of RAM with 32GB of internal memory, while the Redmi 5 comes in 2 variants, 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB. We would suggest choosing 3GB/32GB variant in both the smartphones.

K8 Plus comes with dedicated MicroSD slot to expand the storage while keeping a true dual sim usage feasible.

4. Software Comparison

Lenovo K8 Plus runs on stock Android 7.1 (Nougat) and is super smooth with no bloatware and clearly wins over MIUI 9 running on the Redmi 5. MIUI is not the efficient UI around, the custom skin and bloatware affects the performance.

5.Camera Comparison

Lenovo K8 Plus comes with dual rear camera of 13MP and 5MP which help to create a bokeh effect and blur the background, while Redmi 5 only features a single rear camera of 12MP and does not have the possibility to create the bokeh effect.

The front camera in both the phones has a flash, K8 Plus has an 8MP sensor and Redmi 5 has a 5MP sensor, the selfie is good on both the phones.

Both the camera struggle a bit in the low light but Lenovo K8 plus wins because of the portrait mode, rest altogether quality remains similar.

6. Battery & Charging Comparison

Lenovo K8 Plus packs a 4000mAH battery compared to 3300mAH battery on the Redmi 5. K8 Plus with stock android delivers better battery backup. There is no fast charging available on either of the phone and take about 2-2.5 hours for a full charge.




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Features Comparison

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Features

  • 3 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM
  • 5.7" HD+ Display 1440 x 720p
  • Rear Camera: 12MP
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • 3300 mAh Battery
  • Best Price Rs. 8999

Lenovo K8 Plus Features

  • 3 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM
  • 5.2" Full HD Display 1080p
  • Rear Camera: 13MP + 5MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • 4000 mAh Battery
  • Best Price Rs. 7999

Pros Comparison

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Pros

  • The build quality of the Redmi 5 is solid and device feels good in hand.
  • The large display on the front gives a premium feel to the device.
  • The front and back camera performs well outdoors/in daylight.
  • Around 1.5 day backup on a single charge.
  • Snapdragon 450 performs well and there is no lag.

Lenovo K8 Plus Pros

  • Build quality is solid and phone feels good in hand because of the curved edges
  • Helio P25 processor performs well and there are no issues with multitasking
  • Dual Camera setup performs well under day light conditions. Front flash is also provided.
  • Battery Backup is good. It will last for 1.5 days or so on a single charge.
  • Dedicated MicroSD slot is provided which can increase the storage by up to 128GB

Cons Comparison

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Cons

  • Hybrid sim slot is there which means you cannot use 2 sims with a MicroSD.
  • Average camera performance in low light conditions.

Lenovo K8 Plus Cons

  • Camera performance is average under low light conditions

Ratings Comparison

Xiaomi Redmi 5

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Lenovo K8 Plus

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Specifications Comparison

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Lenovo K8 Plus
Operating System Android 7.1.2 Android 7.1
Chipset Snapdragon 450 Helio P25
Memory(RAM) 3GB 3GB
Intenal Storage 32GB 32GB
Expandable Storage Upto 128GB MicroSD Upto 128GB MicroSD
Primary Camera 12MP 13MP + 5MP Dual Camera
Front Camera 5MP 8MP
Battery Capacity 3300mAh 4000mAh
Dual Sim Yes Yes
Screen Type LCD IPS LCD
Hybrid Sim Slot Yes No
Screen Size 5.7 5.2
Screen Resolution 18:9 HD+ 1440 x 720 pixels Full HD 1080p
USB Type C No No
3.5mm Audio Jack Yes Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
4G VOLTE Yes Yes
Weight 157gm 155gm
Thickness 7.7mm 8.1mm

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As we can make out from the comparison, Lenovo K8 Plus has an upper hand in all the departments expect the looks where Redmi 5 features a full view display. Rest in terms of camera performance, battery life, software experience, Lenovo K8 Plus wins the title.

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